Sweeney: Brookline’s Zach Herivaux will get more shots to perform for Revs

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FOXBOROUGH — While Zach Herivaux was glad to get on the pitch Saturday night, he didn’t want to talk about the way he was under-utilized during the Jay Heaps Era.

“(2018) is a different situation,” he said after New England’s 3-2 win over the defending MLS Cup champions, Toronto FC. “We were in a tough situation all season (in ’17). We weren’t performing, so it was difficult to take risks. I’m not going to talk about that subject; I’m just moving on to here.”

Before Saturday, Herivaux hadn’t seen significant minutes in a Major League Soccer match for the last 21 months dating back to August 2016: for many matches since, the Brookline native hadn’t even made the matchday squad, even though he was the club’s third Homegrown signing from the Academy.

It makes one wonder why the club